Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Contentment


It's been a great Easter weekend, a wonderful Monday (spent most of the day with my husband), and I'm looking forward to spending today with my daughter. Recently, I was having second thoughts about working and wondering if I should go back to work full time. I felt like I was wasting too much time worrying and could be spending that energy doing something else. I have been doing a lot of praying, reading, and reflecting. I am exactly where I want to be right now (except for not living with my husband full time). I am working part time, I have a beautiful new grandbaby, and I have so much more time for family and my home. I have decided to stop all the worry and ENJOY just being.... being here, loving my home, loving my family, loving my God. A thought came to me a few days ago (thank you, God): stop dreaming about the future, it is HERE, it is happening... live it! I love this beautiful weather and hope to get busy in the yard this week. I'll leave you with a few quotes on contentment:

"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty"

"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels."

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." (my favorite)

"We may pass violets, looking for roses. We may pass contentment, looking for victory."

Have a wonderful day, my friends!

3 comments:

Angie said...

Oh, I love those quotes! Contentment is a wonderful thing!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

one of my favorites of blogs this week :-)
Great messages - sweet photos - thank YOU!

Just Breathe said...

Love that photo. I just love to see a sleeping dog. So glad you found your contentment.